Developing nations in Asia-Pacific need to hike health emergency spending by $880 million/year: UN report

The Economic Times | Apr 8, 2020 at 6:21 PM
  • Developing countries in the Asia-Pacific need to increase their healthcare emergency spending by USD 880 million per year amid the coronavirus pandemic, a UN report said on Wednesday.
  • The UN regional arm has also batted for increase in spending on managing the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts towards decarbonisation to tackle climate change.
  • It also pointed towards the need for the developing countries in Asia-Pacific to consider establishing a regional fund to respond to future health emergencies.